People often ask us about sleeping out under the stars with a bivvy bag. We go into detail in this latest post about how best to do that.
Going backpacking? Use our list to see if you missed any essential items.
What do you need to take camping? Here's a starting list
A checklist on what to take with you on a day hike
Some considerations and tips on how to handle your saw safely in the wild.
Learn how to handle your knife safely, the last thing we want to do when in the wilderness or survival situation is make things worse with a cut or injury.
Modern outdoor clothing is highly sophisticated and technologically advanced.
Every camp must have a kitchen. Even if your chosen campsite is very basic or only temporary, it shouldn’t mean that the food you cook in it needs to reflect the surroundings.
Keep your first aid kit dry and readily accessible. Check that the seals on sterile dressings are intact. Quickly replace anything you use.
My Personal Loadout (Paul)
Fire has been around since the dawn of time.. from mountains spewing ash and fire from volcanoes, to early man producing the first spark, which led into fire.


Luke and Paul head to the woods for 24 hours on a training exercise.
You need to understand your physiology. How environments affect your body. From heat to cold, wind to rain etc.
Here is a short list of natural tinders you can find out in the wilds to help increase the changes of getting that all important fire.
People often ask us about sleeping out under the stars with a bivvy bag. We go into detail in this latest post about how best to do that.
Fire is primal. It brings people together. It’s the heart of a camp and used to cook and purify water.
The nuts are delicious, prick skins and roast in the oven or near and open fire. They are great in soups, pickled, candied or even in a stuffing.
A vehicle can be anything from a car or motorbike to an aeroplane. Vehicles for the average person are a means to get from A to B or to and from work.
The fruits are way too sour to eat raw. Best picked after a frost or prick them and soak them in gin to make a sloe gin. You can use them in sauces with apples, wines and jellies.
Young leaves can be eaten raw. The flowers can be made into wine and the ripe berries make a great jelly.
The flowers have a fragrant and honey-like smell, pick them in full bloom and dry to make a soothing tea. You can eat the young leaves raw in salads and sandwiches.
Remove the nuts from the shells, they can be eaten raw or roasted. You can crush them and eat them with your cereal, salad or use in a pesto. You can also soak them in water to make milk.
The small nuts are edible raw without the husk. You can eat the young leaves straight from the tree or in a salad.